Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline http://blacksportsonline.com/home The Best in Sports Entertainment Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:23:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Report: Mike D’Antoni Will Remain Lakers Head Coach http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/report-mike-dantoni-will-remain-lakers-head-coach/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/report-mike-dantoni-will-remain-lakers-head-coach/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:20:01 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210490 Lakers to keep Mike D'Antoni

Take this with a grain of salt, but the Charleston Daily is reporting the Lakers plan on keeping Mike D’Antoni in Los Angeles. Thus, ending Marshall’s pursuit of D’Antoni.

Sources told the Charleston Daily Mail on Tuesday afternoon that D’Antoni will remain the head coach of the Lakers and, thus, will not be in position to accept the vacant Herd hoops job.

D’Antoni has a year left on his contract, so it’s possible the Lakers feel like he deserves a chance to play out his contract, especially after all the injuries he dealt with this season.

 

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Kirk Hinrich Yanks Goggles Off in Scuffle With Bradley Beal (Video) http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/kirk-hinrich-yanks-goggles-off-in-scuffle-with-bradley-beal-video/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/kirk-hinrich-yanks-goggles-off-in-scuffle-with-bradley-beal-video/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:07:49 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210483 Kirk hinrich

Kirk Hinrich isn’t afraid to mix things up, as evidenced by this tussle he got into with Bradley Beal during Game 2 of the Bulls-Wizards series. Give Hinrich credit for taking off his goggles like a boss in case he and Beal started throwing actual punches, even though he was acting like a fake tough guy.

The goggle yank is the basketball equivalent of dropping the gloves in hockey, although it doesn’t look as if Beal was all that worried about going toe to toe with Kirk Hinrich, goggles or no goggles.

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Bills Head Coach Marrone Has Cancerous Mole Removed http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/bills-head-coach-marrone-has-cancerous-mole-removed/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/bills-head-coach-marrone-has-cancerous-mole-removed/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:12:02 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210479 doug marrone

Earlier tonight the Buffalo Bills official website ran a pseudo story on their front page that stated head coach Doug Marrone announced he had cancer. I say pseudo story because the article was incomplete, contained spelling errors, and even had a spot reserved for a quote from Marrone that went unfilled. The site quickly deleted the page, but as we all know, nothing is ever really gone when it comes to the Internet.

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The Bills have yet to address the odd story, but thanks to Deadspin there is an update, and yes, it seems as if Coach Marrone did indeed have cancer.

Probably just an honest mistake but still, whoever was responsible for running this story needs to be more diligent, especially when it comes to such a serious topic.

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Pujols First Player To Hit 499th And 500th Homer In Same Game (Video) http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/pujols-first-player-to-hit-499th-and-500th-homer-in-same-game-video/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/pujols-first-player-to-hit-499th-and-500th-homer-in-same-game-video/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:02:11 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210472 pujols 500 homer

 

Welcome to the club, Albert Pujols.

Pujols let his flair for the dramatic on full display in Tuesday night’s game vs the Nationals as he knocked in his 499th and 500th homer in the same game.

The Angels slugger and future Hall of Famer became the 26th player and third youngest to hit 500 home runs. Pujols is 34 years and 96 days old–Arod was 32 years, 8 days old when he accomplished the feat.

Pujols has now 8 home runs for the season, which leads the League and is a very promising way to kick off what should be a rebound of a forgettable 2013 season.

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Drake Really Trying to Get Lint Off His Pants at Raptors Game (Video) http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/drake-really-trying-to-get-lint-off-his-pants-at-raptors-game-video/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/drake-really-trying-to-get-lint-off-his-pants-at-raptors-game-video/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:19:45 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210470 drake-rips-jay-z-raptors-nets

I understand his pain it is hard to get that lint off once it attaches to your pants.

But, Drake appears to be expert lint roller.

Drake Lint Roller

H/T Ben Golliver

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De La Hoya & Arum Trying to Make a Canelo vs. Pacquiao Fight http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/de-la-hoya-arum-trying-to-make-a-canelo-vs-pacquiao-fight/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/de-la-hoya-arum-trying-to-make-a-canelo-vs-pacquiao-fight/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:58:22 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210468 oscar-de-la-hoya

I am not sure what is going on behind the scenes of Golden Boy Promotions. It maybe something, it maybe nothing, but Oscar and the President of Golden Boy Richard Schaefer don’t appear to be on same page.

With that being said I am all for anything that ends the Cold War between Golden Boy, Top Rank, HBO and Showtime.

Could just be wishful thinking, but one can dream.

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30 Prospects Attending NFL Draft; Who Will Have Green Room Struggle Face http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/30-prospects-attending-nfl-draft-who-will-have-green-room-struggle-face/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/30-prospects-attending-nfl-draft-who-will-have-green-room-struggle-face/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:20:28 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210466 bridgewater-best-in-the-draft

Not all these guys are being picked on Day 1.

Who will have the struggle Face?

Geno Smith Struggle

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Tommy John Surgery “Recommended” For Yankees Ivan Nova http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/tommy-john-surgery-recommended-for-yankees-ivan-nova/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/tommy-john-surgery-recommended-for-yankees-ivan-nova/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:46:45 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210462 97438126LH022_NEW_YORK_YANK

 

Bad news for the Yankees and their hurt young pitcher Ivan Nova.

Anytime one of the rare young Yankees starters gets hurt it’s particularly crushing news, that news is made all the worst when talks of Tommy John surgery start to circulate.

The Yankees have announced that Tommy John surgery has been “recommended” for the 27-year-old Nova. A second diagnosis confirmed the initial diagnosis of a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

The injury occurred in Saturday’s game versus the Tampa Bay Rays, when Nova left with soreness in his elbow. He’s been placed on the 15-day DL . Tommy Johns would require a 12-18 month rehab stint, which would end his season and take him out of the start of new year’s.

The otherwise promising Nova did not begin the 2014 season on a high note posting a 2-2 record with a gruesome 8.27 ERA.

[CBS Sports]

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MLB Suspends Carlos Gomez and 3 Others For Involvement In Easter Brawl http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/mlb-suspends-carlos-gomez-and-3-others-for-involvement-in-easter-brawl/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/mlb-suspends-carlos-gomez-and-3-others-for-involvement-in-easter-brawl/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:22:33 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210458 brewers pirates brawl

 

It’s punishment time for the players who were involved in the Easter brawl between the Brewers and Pirates.

For the Brewers, Carlos Gomez will be suspended 3 games and Martin Maldonado received 5 games. For the Pirates, Travis Snider was slapped with 2 games and Russell Martin gets 1 game suspension. Oh, and they all received a fine.

Maldonado received the harshest punishment because he punched Snider in the face, so he received an additional $2,500 fine. If your’re wondering why Gerrit Cole hasn’t been reprimanded for basically inciting the whole thing by screaming at Gomez for admiring the failed homer, well he gets nothing, because he ran his mouth and not his fists–baseball logic. MLB cited the main reasons for the suspensions being as such:”[players were] suspended for their aggressive actions.”

Gomez is in the process of appealing his suspension, and will take part in Tuesday’s game against the Padres. Maldonado will serve out his suspension without protest (pretty hard to refute the video of him slugging Snider, so smart move).  Snider and Martin are also appealing their suspension.

[ESPN]

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Colin Cowherd Still Thinks John Wall is a Moron For The Dougie http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/colin-cowherd-still-thinks-john-wall-is-a-moron-for-the-dougie/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/colin-cowherd-still-thinks-john-wall-is-a-moron-for-the-dougie/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:03:49 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210451 BSO Colin Cowherd Russell Wilson

Simple rule, if Cowherd when face to face with John Wall says the exact same thing he said on air, then fine.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if it is very stereotypical and prejudice. Cowherd isn’t backing down and he shouldn’t IF, he would be willing to say it to Wall’s face.

Deadspin grabbed the quotes.

Ooh, and you made the playoffs in the East. Woo-hoo! Don’t forget the Knicks until the last week were fighting for a playoff spot in the East, they fired their entire staff. So listen, when John Wall came out and did the Dougie, first home game, for 34 seconds, he was a moron. It’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. I will never back down

He still can’t shoot, and I still think the Dougie was the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.

Here is the Dougie in question.

Kid happy he is playing in the NBA dances, maybe a little silly, don’t think his intelligence should be questioned because of if, but Cowherd as he told you is sticking to his guns.

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Eagles CB Brandon Boykin: “Who Is Walter Thurmond?” http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/eagles-cb-brandon-boykin-who-is-walter-thurmond/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/eagles-cb-brandon-boykin-who-is-walter-thurmond/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:47:37 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210446 boykin-thurmond-twitter-beef

The Eagles and Giants are already in mid-season form when it comes to the trash talk, and it’s coming from to little defensive backs.  Earlier Tuesday, newly signed Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond made waves when he claimed to be “the best slot corner in the league.”

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Thurmond went on to add a little more, when he stated that the Giants had the chance to have “the best secondary in the NFL” as well.

The Eagles have a pretty good slot corner themselves in Brandon Boykin.  Boykin took to Twitter to fire his own shot and ask social media, “who is Walter Thurmond?”

Thurmond wasn’t going for that and responded to Boykin.

Thurmond has the ring protection of a recent Super Bowl to help his trash talking cause.

This is going to be a great season.

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Merril Hoge: Johnny Manziel Plays Dumb (Video) http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/merril-hoge-johnny-manziel-plays-dumb-video/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/merril-hoge-johnny-manziel-plays-dumb-video/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:37:13 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210433 2014 NFL Combine

Merrill Hoge continued his dragging of the NFL prospects today. This time his target was once again Johnny Manziel. Check out the video provided by Pro Football Zone and let me know if you think he’s right or not.

 

 

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Brandon Spikes Says He’s “Ready To Back-Up All His Trash Talk” http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/brandon-spikes-says-hes-ready-to-backup-all-his-trash-talk/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/brandon-spikes-says-hes-ready-to-backup-all-his-trash-talk/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:27:04 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210435 spikes-fit-on-d-story

Buffalo Bills middle linebacker Brandon Spikes made a lot of inflammatory remarks about the New England Patriots after the two decided to part ways.

Spikes talked plenty of trash and even “compared his time playing for the Patriots to slavery.”  Spikes showed up for the first day of the Bills’ offseason workouts and let the world know that he was “ready to back up all his trash talk.”

“Everybody got a theme. You gotta respect that,” Spikes said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. “I got a big mouth, I talk a lot of trash. I feel like I can back it up. … If I can get in a guy’s head, I’ll take advantage of it. . . .

“You’ve seen a lot of the greats do it, with Floyd [Mayweather] and [Muhammad] Ali. I’m not saying on their level, but hey they personally might use it the same way. For me, it just gives me that edge.”

Spikes brings an edge and bravado that has been lacking in Buffalo.

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Giants Safety Hill Facing Season-Long Suspension http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/giants-safety-hill-facing-season-long-suspension/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/giants-safety-hill-facing-season-long-suspension/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:05:53 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210426 tumblr_mdak9fyaLR1rge74zo1_500

Will Hill, starting safety for the New York Giants, is facing another suspension from the NFL for a drug policy violation. Hill has been suspended twice before by the NFL, and was notified of his suspension on Monday. According to Fox Sports, Hill plans to appeal the suspension.

Hill started 10 games last season for the Giants, who have been pleased with his progress in their secondary. However, Hill’s issues have been away from the field. He’s been suspended twice – once in 2012 for a violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs (he and the team said he tested positive for Adderall) and again last season for violating the policy on substances of abuse (Hill claimed he tested positive for marijuana). Both of those suspensions were four games in length.

Another suspension under the performance-enhancing policy could cost Hill eight games. One more violation of the substance-abuse policy could carry a ban of six games to a full season.

This could be a major blow to the Giants secondary, we’ll have to see how it plays out for Hill.

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Walter Thurmond: “Giants Could Have Best Secondary In NFL” http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/walter-thurmond-giants-could-have-best-secondary-in-nfl/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/walter-thurmond-giants-could-have-best-secondary-in-nfl/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:03:07 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210418 walter-thurmond-giants-best-secondary

Walter Thurmond is now a member of the New York Giants and it looks like he brought some of the Seahawks bravado right along with him.

As the Giants kicked off the start of their OTA’s, Thurmond let it be known that Giants have a chance to have a really great secondary and”he was the best slot cornerback in the league.”

Thurmond isn’t comparing himself to the Richard Sherman’s or Patrick Peterson’s of the league.  He believes that he’s the top cover in the league when it comes to handling inside/slot receivers.

Thurmond would be included in a list of cover guys like Tyrann Mathieu (Cardinals), Brandon Boykin (Eagles), Chris Harris (Broncos), Captain Munnerlyn (Vikings) and Orlando Scandrick (Cowboys).

Thurmond went on to say that the Giants could have the best secondary in the league as well.

“We have the potential to be the best secondary in the league,” he said.

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BBall Wives on Eric Williams Homelessness: “God Don’t Like Ugly” http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/bball-wives-on-eric-williams-homelessness-god-dont-like-ugly/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/bball-wives-on-eric-williams-homelessness-god-dont-like-ugly/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:03:01 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210425 eric-williams

Yesterday we learned that former NBA star Eric Williams was broke and homeless, making him unable to pay child support. According to his former Basketball Wives c0-star Tami Roman, Eric Williams is getting everything he deserved.

Via TMZ:

We reached out to Tami Roman — who appeared on “BW: Miami” with Williams a few years ago — and she told us that she understands his homeless situation “because I have been there, but clearly God doesn’t like ugly.”

Tami adds, “Meanwhile, my girl Jen (Eric’s ex-wife) is being a beauty enjoying her new life and loving her new life.”

If you never watched the original Basketball Wives then you may find Tami’s comments harsh and insensitive. If you have then you might understand why she said what she said. Eric Williams was a complete douche bag to his ex-wife Jennifer Williams who was a star of the hit show. He openly cheated on her, brought his mistresses around, called her out of her name and even threw a drink on her on national TV.

With all that being said, it’s sad that he screwed all of his money up and is now homeless. I guess all those “business meetings” he used to tell his wife he was on didn’t turn out so well. Hopefully he is able to get back on his feet soon and help take care of his children.

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Jim Tressel Could Be Next Akron President http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/jim-tressel-could-be-next-akron-president/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/jim-tressel-could-be-next-akron-president/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:43:00 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210419 jim-tressel
Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is one of three finalists  for the University of Akron president position despite not having a PHD.

The University of Akron announced today that Jim Tressel, the former head football coach at Youngstown State University and Ohio State University, is one of three finalists for the UA presidency. The other two finalists are Ronald A. Nykiel, provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Md., and Scott L. Scarborough, provost and executive vice President for academic affairs at The University of Toledo.

Despite not having a doctorate and only being in higher education for a short amount of time, Tressel has impressed the right people. Of course being the former coach of Ohio State probably has a lot to do with him being a finalist.

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Little Kid’s Priceless Reaction When He Gets a Foul Ball (Video) http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/little-kids-priceless-reaction-when-he-gets-a-foul-ball-video/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/little-kids-priceless-reaction-when-he-gets-a-foul-ball-video/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:26:54 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210414 IMG_6925-640x480

This is the perfect example of why we love sports. A little kid was given a foul ball from the random man who happened to catch it at the Giants vs Rockies game, and his reaction is priceless. Kudos to the man who wasn’t greedy and gave the ball to the kid.

[h/t CBS Sports]

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Bengals Working On Contract Extensions With Vontaze Burfict http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/bengals-working-on-contract-extensions-with-vontaze-burfict/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/bengals-working-on-contract-extensions-with-vontaze-burfict/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:16:42 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210410 Baltimore Ravens v Cincinnati Bengals

Vontaze Burfict has come a long way from the guy nobody wanted to draft in 2012.  Burfict has rehabbed his image and played phenomenal football for the Cincinnati Bengals over his first two seasons.

Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Bengals and Burfict are beginning the initial discussions on a huge new deal for the talented inside linebacker.

Burfict is due $570,000 in 2014 after signing a three-year $1.441 million contract with just a $1,000 signing bonus in 2012.   He led the NFL with 171 combined tackles, three sacks, six passes defensed and an interception in 2013.

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Julius Randle Announces He Will Enter 2014 NBA Draft http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/julius-randle-announces-he-will-enter-2014-nba-draft/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/04/julius-randle-announces-he-will-enter-2014-nba-draft/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:51:14 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=210411 JULIUSRANDLE

Kentucky star freshman Julius Randle has announced that he will enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Randle is projected to be a top-5 pick in the draft.

“I’ve been blessed and fortunate to be put in a position to have decisions,” Randle said. “A big decision for me is whether to declare for the NBA draft or not. Talking with my family, a lot of prayor, I’m deciding to declare for the NBA draft.” 

Randle averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds per game as a freshman, leading the Wildcats to a National Title game appearance.

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